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Mental illness: a modern-day leprosy?

Abstract

Leprosy in the ancient world involved quarantine from family and society and great stigma. Similarly, mental illness today can involve separation, lost potential, and stigma. As with leprosy, most people misunderstand etiology, treatment, and prognosis in mental illness. Nurses are in a key position to educate, intervene, and improve mental health outcomes.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Amerongen DI
Cook LH
Year of Publication
2010
Journal
Journal of Christian nursing : a quarterly publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
Volume
27
Issue
2
Number of Pages
86-90
Date Published
2010 Apr-Jun
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0743-2550
DOI
10.1097/cnj.0b013e3181d26050
Alternate Journal
J Christ Nurs
Publication Language
eng

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